About BCMC Events Schedule Club Forums Hut Booking News - Media Club Resources Search
 
Trip Report

The weather forecast was originally for rain, so we expected to be making more use of the hut, but by the time the long weekend arrived, it was sunny and warm. Our group of eight met at the gas station in Squamish before repacking into just two cars for the drive up the service road. Some work had been done on the worst parts of the road, but it still required being slow, and cautious. We did see some cars without all-wheel-drive, but they were either parked 2km from the trail-head, repairing a flat tire, or leaking oil.

On Saturday (Nov 9) there was just a sprinkling of snow at the start of the trail, and it only got a little heavier as we worked our way up. Between stopping for lunch, and being cautious scrambling over the rocks it was a 4.5hr hike up. We arrived to find the cabin already warm since there were a couple of BCMC custodians at the hut (David Scanlon, and Ed).

The cabin is amazing. It's sealed well enough that there were no mice. Water from the creek is just a short walk away, the view of the sunset from the porch is great, the foam sleeping pads were nice (even though I think everyone brought their own), and the fire keeps things cozy (almost too hot at times so I regret not bringing a cooler sleeping bag).

The custodians were very helpful. In addition to David calling me on Friday to let us know the road and trail conditions, and helping chase away the dozens of day hikers over the weekend, He and Ed also offered a number of great suggestions for hikes in the area -- and left footprints in the snow to follow. As a result on Sunday the group split up. Some headed up Martin Peak, some up Watersprite Tower, and some did both.

While we were hiking on Sunday David was working on building a trail up to Demon Ridge (I'm not sure if it's possible to connect to the Demon Ridge trail that branches off the Watersprite Trail, but that would be an interesting alternate route to try in the summer). Some of the group explored the new trail on Monday before hiking out.

Great people, cabin, scenery, and weather made for an amazing long weekend.

Photos
WaterspriteGroup
_WaterspriteGroup
https://bcmc.ca/m/photos/get_image/file/db8e893a36c7354bffbeec3e2338c461.jpg
https://bcmc.ca/m/photos/get_image/file/e7d377cc02dd63e3fd73d2ed294f0b83.jpg
Trip Reporter
15.11.2018 (29 Days Ago)
Trip Report TitleWatersprite Cabin Nov 9-12 Trip Report
Rate Trip Report
0 votes
Comments
Order by: 
Per page: 
 
  • There are no comments yet
Related Reports
22.10.2018 0 comments 52 views Category: Trail Running 
Took busses to Lions Bay, from vancouver. Biked to Squamish, then rode up to do a few runs of my favourite downhill trail.
20.08.2018 0 comments 203 views Category: Scrambling 
Climbed Sky Pilot on Saturday the 19th with the smoke from BC's wildfires floating all around
30.07.2018 0 comments 233 views Category: Mountaineering 
Mt Rainier via Emmons
24.07.2018 0 comments 306 views Category: Mountaineering 
Climbing up Habrich via Escape Velocity (5.9) overnight bivy and scramble up Sky Pilot next morning
04.07.2018 0 comments 152 views Category: Rock Climbing 
Washington Pass ( North Face of Concord Tower 5.7 Alpine) and Mazama ( Prime Rib 5.9 Sport)
Copyright © 2018 British Columbia Mountaineering Club